Published on June 07, 2017

Martin Honored with DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Laura Martin of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Women’s Hospital recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for April.

She received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled A Healer’s Touch.

Martin, who lives in Booneville, earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College. She joined the NMMC staff 25 years ago.

Martin was nominated by a coworker who says, “Laura exemplifies what it means to be a compassionate nurse. She has the experience, the skill and the instincts to catch post-op complications before they occur. I’m amazed watching her work.” The nomination states that Martin’s first priority is her patients and cites a recent example when Martin concluded one of her patients was homeless. The following morning, Martin brought several bags full of items from home to give the patient.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email

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